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Driver Speeds Toward Youth at Protest, Bike Brigade Uses Their Bodies and Bikes to Stop Him

by Jessie McKenna

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on June 12 with eye-witness account from Ben Crowther, the man who recorded partial video footage of the incident in question.


At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, a man reportedly drove his car into cyclists in front of youth protesters gathered in the street outside of the Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct, causing minor injuries and destroying at least one bike. Seattle Bike Brigade cyclists, there to protect protesters, threw themselves at the car in an attempt to stop it, and one of them reportedly threw his bike under the front of the car in a last-ditch effort to slow it down. A partial video of the event was posted to Facebook by Ben Crowther.

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